How to Fix BlueStacks Failed to Connect to Server Network Error

How to Fix BlueStacks Failed to Connect to Server: Network Error

BlueStacks is the world’s leading Android emulator. The app player lets users run mobile apps and games on Windows and Mac computers. About 130 million people around the world use the emulator to use apps and games like WhatsApp and Castle Clash as the company promotes its “Layercake” technology that lets apps run smoothly on your personal computer.

Sounds great, right? Only when it works. Users occasionally report getting an error that says “BlueStacks Failed to Connect to Server.  No app found. Please check your internet connection and try again.” While just trying again to connect can sometimes rid you of the error, that isn’t true all the time. Eventually you will have to try something else.

How to Fix BlueStacks Failed to Connect to Server: Network Error

First check this

There could be some basic things causing the error. Check your internet connection and make sure it is working well. If not, it could hamper BlueStacks’ ability to work.

Are you using an internet connection with low bandwidth? Disable background internet services.

You also want to use the latest version of BlueStacks, so update it if you are not.

Temporarily disable antivirus protection

Your antivirus protection software or firewall could be causing a problem. Try disabling your antivirus software, , syncing your Google account with BlueStacks, running BlueStacks and seeing if that solves the problem. If you restart BlueStacks and it works, you can then turn your antivirus back on once BlueStacks is connected to the server.

Install apps through APK files

Another reported solution is to download Android APK files downloader and install apps directly through that. An APK file is the file format that developers use for installing software on the Android operating system. APK files let people bypass carriers to get Google updates and gives you access to apps if you can’t use the Google Play Store. It also can sometimes solve this error that you’re dealing with as you try to use BlueStacks.

Grant required privileges to BlueStacks

Another possibility is that you haven’t granted full control permission to BlueStacks. Follow these steps to do so.

  • Step 1: Open C:// directory and open Program Files (X86).
  • Step 2: Look for the BlueStacks folder.
  • Step 3: Right click on the BlueStacks folder and click on Properties.
  • Step 4: Click on the Security tab.
  • Step 5: Click on Edit to change permissions.
  • Step 6: Click on your System Users and grant full control permission to each.

Modify DNS settings

The problem you are having trying to get BlueStacks to connect to the server may be caused by a DNS conflict. You can modify your DNS settings to correct this and get back to using BlueStacks.

  • Open Network Connections.
  • Right click on your network connection.
  • Click on Properties then Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  • Use 8.8.8.8 as the preferred DNS server and 8.8.4.4 as the alternate DNS server.
  • Click OK to save changes.

Hopefully these solutions helped you fix your BlueStack connection problem. Enjoy your apps and the BlueStack experience.



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Kirtiraj Gohil is a Co-founder, Social Media Strategist & Technology Enthusiast @ The Crazy Thinkers & Sparx BPO, specializing in Content Marketing, Social Media, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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